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Why climate change demands the reform of our financial system

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25/05/2015

Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing – including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure – in the next two decades. Drawing from an array of policy innovations, some of ...

Boston, NYC, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle Rank as America’s Most Energy-Efficient US Cities

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22/05/2015

Mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency, according to the 2nd edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Available online ...

Oil Pipeline Spills about 21K Gallons off California Coast

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20/05/2015

A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. ...

EPA Advises Facility Operators to Minimize Releases during Hazardous Weather Events

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25/05/2015

As hurricane season approaches, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a Hazardous Weather Release Prevention and Reporting alert to remind facility operators of certain regulations that require minimization of chemical releases during process shutdown operations. This alert is designed to increase awareness among facility operators about their obligation to operate facilities ...

World Meteorological Congress: Facing Up to Climate Change, Extreme Weather

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21/05/2015

The World Meteorological Congress meets from 25 May to 12 June with a focus on how to strengthen weather and climate services to meet the needs of a growing global population and cope with climate variability and change, extreme weather and related shocks on all socio-economic sectors. Congress takes place every four years and decides on the strategy, policies, priorities, budget and office ...

Introducing The Highly Accurate & Durable LSOX Inclinometer Family

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20/05/2015

Jewell Instruments is proud to introduce the LSOX inclinometer family, adding to its precision force balanced tiltmeter product line and including its first CE marked device. This single axis sensor family combines the high accuracy of force balanced technology with the ruggedness to withstand the demanding conditions of a multitude of markets. Units are available with a 6-pin connector ...

France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

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22/05/2015

France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall bill will go to a vote Tuesday in the ...

Innovyze Debuts InfoWorks ICM Executive Suite Edition, Most Comprehensive Watershed Management Technology Release Ever

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21/05/2015

Planning, designing, operating, optimizing and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems just got faster, easier and more accurate, thanks to the expanded array of features and advanced functionality of industry-leading InfoWorks ICM. The new InfoWorks ICM Executive Suite for comprehensive integrated catchment management is now available via five targeted products: InfoWorks ICM, InfoWorks ...

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